By John Murphy
I consider myself to be a comic book film fan, but not a zealot. I generally go and see the ever-increasing number of celluloid adaptations in their first weekend of release, because despite prior positive or negative buzz, I like to make my own mind up. Continue reading
By Graeme McKay
Vladimir Nabokov told us that good readers shouldn’t look to emotionally identify with the protagonist of a story, and for the most part I managed to avoid falling into that trap while watching Lady Bird. Most of the film didn’t engage me very much, but the working class guilt was like a gut punch: a sometimes overplayed, but always interesting thread that permeated the mother and daughter relationship. Continue reading
Craig Douglas highlights his top films of the year for 2016
Turns a truly grim subject matter into something strangely uplifting with one of the best child performances ever committed to celluloid from Jacob Trembly. Continue reading
Paul McKenzie highlights his top films of the year for 2016
With the New Year well under way its appropriate that we take a look back and pick some of our favourite films from the past 12 months. Looking back allows us to choose from a variety of different types of cinema. Here are my personal favourites viewed in 2016. Continue reading
Slapstick and physical humour is sometimes seen as lowbrow in certain circles. In fact this style of comedy is layered and intelligent. It is a form that transfers very well into the realm of film. Continue reading
Chris Gallagher looks at Appropriate Behavior – the debut feature from Iranian-American filmmaker and actor, Desiree Akhavan.
Director: Desiree Akhavan
Appropriate Behavior (2014), directed by and starring Desiree Akhavan, is a film I watched at the Glasgow Film Theatre last year and enjoyed immensely. Continue reading
Chris Gallagher discusses his favourite film – Annie Hall. Is it as influential as they say?
In 1978, Annie Hall won best picture at the 50th academy awards ceremony in Los Angeles. It beat the likes of Star Wars (1977), Julia (1977), The Turning Point (1977) and The Goodbye Girl (1977). As well as best picture, Woody Allen took home best director, Diane Keaton won best actress and Allen and Marshall Brickman took home the Oscar for best screenplay. Continue reading
I’ve always been a fan of American cinema. It’s kind of hard to escape the clutches of the Hollywood machine. The capitalist juggernaut that cynically uses film as a commodity to make money. Continue reading